The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 301 387 416
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 385 230 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.47% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 157 130
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.91 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.91 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+1.80% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +86 343 £425 +6.25% 81
London +45 147 £425 -5.55% 35
South East +40 81 £425 +14.86% 14
Scotland +31 41 £400 - 6
East of England +14 36 £425 +13.33% 4
Edinburgh +6 24 £400 - 1
Hampshire +23 23 £425 +35.45% 1
North West -6 22 £339 -39.77% 9
City of London +24 21 £413 -17.50% 9
Bedfordshire +26 20 £425 -
Yorkshire -9 20 £455 +13.75% 7
Buckinghamshire +30 19 £450 +12.50%
South West +16 18 £350 -6.66% 5
Luton +15 17 £425 -
Glasgow +23 16 £380 - 5
Milton Keynes +16 16 £463 +15.62%
Surrey -23 14 £400 +8.10% 1
Berkshire +16 13 £438 +16.66% 6
Bristol +9 13 £350 +22.80% 1
Manchester -9 11 £338 -43.75% 3
Sheffield - 11 £455 -
South Yorkshire - 11 £455 -
West Midlands -5 10 £470 +34.28% 4
Basingstoke - 9 £488 -
Cambridgeshire +9 8 £246 -38.43% 1
Cambridge -4 8 £246 -29.64% 1
Essex +5 7 £270 -6.89% 1
Lancashire +5 6 £330 -27.07% 4
Winchester -3 6 £425 +54.54%
East Midlands -12 6 £506 +26.56% 2

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 328 (48.45%) Information Security
2 152 (22.45%) CISSP
3 148 (21.86%) Firewall
4 138 (20.38%) Finance
5 132 (19.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 118 (17.43%) Windows
7 116 (17.13%) SIEM
8 107 (15.81%) Cybersecurity
9 101 (14.92%) Security Operations
10 89 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
11 79 (11.67%) CISM
12 77 (11.37%) Network Security
13 73 (10.78%) PCI DSS
13 73 (10.78%) Management Information System
14 71 (10.49%) Intrusion Detection
15 69 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
16 65 (9.60%) Security Management
17 64 (9.45%) Cisco
18 61 (9.01%) ArcSight
19 60 (8.86%) Unix
20 59 (8.71%) CheckPoint
21 57 (8.42%) Linux
21 57 (8.42%) Cyberthreat
22 56 (8.27%) WAN
22 56 (8.27%) Risk Management
22 56 (8.27%) Incident Management
23 54 (7.98%) ITIL
24 52 (7.68%) LAN
25 51 (7.53%) Security Operations Centre
26 48 (7.09%) Security Cleared

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.59%) SAS
3 3 (0.44%) IIS
3 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (2.36%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.33%) MS Excel
4 6 (0.89%) MS Office
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.44%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.74%) Office 365
2 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.59%) PaaS
3 3 (0.44%) IaaS
3 3 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 148 (21.86%) Firewall
2 77 (11.37%) Network Security
3 71 (10.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 56 (8.27%) WAN
5 52 (7.68%) LAN
6 46 (6.79%) TCP/IP
7 24 (3.55%) Internet
7 24 (3.55%) SSL
8 22 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (2.51%) VPN
10 16 (2.36%) HTTP
11 12 (1.77%) Wireshark
12 11 (1.62%) IPsec
12 11 (1.62%) LDAP
12 11 (1.62%) TACACS
13 10 (1.48%) Wireless
14 7 (1.03%) DNS
14 7 (1.03%) Kerberos
15 6 (0.89%) tcpdump
15 6 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.74%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.44%) Big Data
4 3 (0.44%) GIS
5 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (2.51%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.74%) JIRA
3 3 (0.44%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.15%) AppScan
4 1 (0.15%) LSMW
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 138 (20.38%) Finance
2 47 (6.94%) Banking
3 40 (5.91%) Legal
4 32 (4.73%) Retail
5 16 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.33%) Advertising
7 8 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.18%) Law
8 7 (1.03%) Games
9 6 (0.89%) Automotive
9 6 (0.89%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Marketing
11 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.22%) Web Services
2 5 (0.74%) SOAP
3 4 (0.59%) .NET
3 4 (0.59%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.59%) SAML
3 4 (0.59%) XML
4 3 (0.44%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.15%) J2EE
6 1 (0.15%) Middleware
6 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.15%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.15%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 57 (8.42%) Cyberthreat
4 51 (7.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (2.36%) Performance Metrics
7 14 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.62%) SecurID
9 8 (1.18%) PKI
9 8 (1.18%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.03%) Statistics
11 5 (0.74%) FMCG
11 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.59%) AS400
12 4 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.59%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 118 (17.43%) Windows
2 60 (8.86%) Unix
3 57 (8.42%) Linux
4 16 (2.36%) Solaris
5 11 (1.62%) AIX
5 11 (1.62%) VMS
6 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (48.45%) Information Security
2 116 (17.13%) SIEM
3 107 (15.81%) Cybersecurity
4 101 (14.92%) Security Operations
5 69 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
6 65 (9.60%) Security Management
7 56 (8.27%) Incident Management
7 56 (8.27%) Risk Management
8 54 (7.98%) ITIL
9 47 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 38 (5.61%) Data Protection
10 38 (5.61%) Information Assurance
11 37 (5.47%) Information Security Management
12 34 (5.02%) Security Architecture
13 32 (4.73%) Data Security
14 30 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (4.28%) Risk Assessment
16 28 (4.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 25 (3.69%) Analytics
17 25 (3.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.66%) SQL
2 14 (2.07%) Java
3 10 (1.48%) VB
4 7 (1.03%) Python
5 6 (0.89%) C
5 6 (0.89%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.59%) C#
7 3 (0.44%) C++
7 3 (0.44%) Perl
7 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.15%) ABAP
8 1 (0.15%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (22.45%) CISSP
2 79 (11.67%) CISM
3 48 (7.09%) Security Cleared
4 36 (5.32%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.17%) Degree
6 29 (4.28%) GCIA
7 26 (3.84%) CEH
8 22 (3.25%) CISA
9 21 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.95%) GCIH
10 20 (2.95%) GIAC
11 14 (2.07%) CCNP
12 13 (1.92%) GSEC
13 12 (1.77%) CCSA
13 12 (1.77%) CCSE
14 10 (1.48%) CREST Certified
15 9 (1.33%) SANS
16 5 (0.74%) CCSP
16 5 (0.74%) CISMP
17 4 (0.59%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (19.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (10.78%) PCI DSS
3 22 (3.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (2.95%) QA
4 20 (2.95%) SLA
5 19 (2.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 17 (2.51%) RMADS
7 16 (2.36%) COBIT
8 8 (1.18%) ISO27002
9 6 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.59%) ISO27005
11 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.44%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.15%) GPG13
12 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.15%) WAI
12 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.03%) Snort
2 7 (1.03%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.44%) ClearTrust
4 3 (0.44%) NDS
4 3 (0.44%) Novell eDirectory
5 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) IAG
Systems Management
1 31 (4.58%) Nessus
2 29 (4.28%) QRadar
3 27 (3.99%) Nmap
4 11 (1.62%) EnCase
5 9 (1.33%) RSA enVision
5 9 (1.33%) RSA Security Analytics
6 7 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.89%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.74%) OpenVAS
8 5 (0.74%) SmoothWall
9 4 (0.59%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.30%) WSUS
12 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.15%) Nagios
12 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (9.45%) Cisco
2 61 (9.01%) ArcSight
3 59 (8.71%) CheckPoint
4 45 (6.65%) Splunk
5 42 (6.20%) Microsoft
6 36 (5.32%) Intel Security
7 35 (5.17%) Blue Coat
8 34 (5.02%) Juniper
9 31 (4.58%) Qualys
9 31 (4.58%) Symantec
10 29 (4.28%) F5
11 28 (4.14%) HP
12 23 (3.40%) IBM
12 23 (3.40%) Nokia
13 22 (3.25%) Oracle
14 21 (3.10%) SAP
15 19 (2.81%) Citrix
16 18 (2.66%) Sourcefire
17 16 (2.36%) Palo Alto
18 15 (2.22%) Cyber-Ark
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